KATHMANDU, March 5: Two people have died and 17 others have sustained injuries in three separate road accidents occurred in Gorkha, Mahottari and Chitwan district in the last 24 hours.
In Gorkha, Kiran Rimal, the ward secretary of Dharche rural municipality-6, died and seven people were injured when a Bolero jeep they were travelling in met with an accident at Aarughat rural municipality-1 in Gorkha district on Wednesday evening.
The jeep (Ga 1 Ja 5505) fell some 300 metres down from the road at 7.30 pm. The jeep driver is among the critically injured.
Similarly, one person died and another one was hurt when a pickup van hit their motorcycle last night at Kalapani of Bardibas municipality-3 of Mahottari district. The deceased is identified as 46-year-old Deep Khatri of Kamalamai municipality-7, police said. Rudra Raj Karki of the same place who was pillion riding has been injured in the accident.
Likewise, nine people were injured when a bus and a truck collided along the East-West highway at Khairahani municipality at 2 am today. The bus (Na 6 Kha 1561) which was going towards Kathmandu from Birgunj and the truck (Na 5 Kha6176) coming from the opposite direction hit each other in front of the Namuna Petrol Pump at Khairahani at wee hours today, police said.